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Cairo has one of the highest concentrations of Islamic architectural treasures in the world. This introduction to the subject begins with an analysis of the Cairo's urban growth from the Islamic conquest in 641 through to the Ottoman Period and the reign of Muhammad Ali at the beginning of the 19th century. From that point, the reader is given a guided tour of the evolution of Cairo's Islamic architecture and an overview of its main styles through the investigation of monuments spanning 1200 years. The book also includes a descriptive catalogue of the major monuments from the early Islamic period through the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Bahri Mamluk, Circassian Mamluk and Ottoman periods.
Forms and Typologies, Sites and Monuments
The British scholar John Burton-Page contributed numerous formative articles on Indian Islamic architecture for the Encyclopaedia of Islam over a period of 25 years. Assembled here for the first time, these offer an insightful overview of the subject, ranging from the earliest mosques and tombs erected by the Delhi sultans in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, to the great monuments of the Mughal emperors dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The articles cover the principal forms of Indian Islamic architecture -- mosques, tombs, minarets, forts, gateways and water structures -- as well as the most important sites and their monuments. Unsurpassed for their compression of information, these succinct articles serve as the best possible introduction to the subject, indispensible for both students and travellers. The articles are supplemented by a portfolio of photographs especially selected for the volume, as well as a glossary and up to date bibliography.

Islamic architecture in China most likely dates from the eighth century and flourished from the time of the Song dynasty (r. 960–1279). It is characterised by its adaptability to the Chinese building system. The oldest Muslim buildings in China today (cenotaphs, mausoleums, and prayer halls, an

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
Author: Lynda S. Mulvin

of Islamic monuments in southern Spain as a cultural appraisal of “Hispano-Islamicarchitecture around the year 1800. 4 is the culmination of fourteen years of research and recording by James Cavanah Murphy, who began his career as a bricklayer in Cork in the south of Ireland. 5 The volume

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: John Renard

Review Essay RELIGION, THE ARTS, AND ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE JOHN RENARD Saint Louis University Abas, Syed Jan and Amer Salman. Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 1995. Pp. xxxii + 396 + 16 illustrations. $44.00 cloth. Frishman, Martin and Hasan

In: Religion and the Arts
Author: Jo Tonna

J O T O NNA THE POETICS OF ARAB-ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE In a recent study of classical archi tec ture Alexa nder Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre proposed architec tural sca n- sion, or th e methodical analysis of ways of putting formal structures together, as a way ofjoining a cultural tradition and enj

In: Muqarnas Online

B. A. BAITANAYEV - YU. A. YOLGIN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE ON THE TERRITORY OF SOUTH KAZAKHSTAN T he rich historical past of South Kazakhstan which was the result of a joint nomadic and settled civilization, with an advanced city culture, and was a former arena of historical and political

In: Oriente Moderno